Stop Execution of Marjan Davari #FreeMarjan ***اعدام مرجان داوری را متوقف کنید***
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The life of a 50-year-old female Iranian academic, educator and teacher is in danger of state-sanctioned murder.
Marjan Davari is an inspiring woman who has spent her life studying, teaching, translating and researching philosophical texts, to find how truth in its many guises, can evoke goodwill amongst our community. She was born in Tehran, educated in England and Iran, the latter at the International Gifted School of Parthian.
She continued her studies in Al- Zahra University and became attracted to research and translation of philosophic and ontological texts of East and West. Her contributions working as a researcher at the Institute for Metaphysical Studies and Research of Rah-e Ma’refat (Road of Wisdom) are original and of international significance.
Her collected works and writings were kept in an archive and available for her students and other researchers but were confiscated by the security forces.
Marjan is currently in the women’s prison located in Rey (Qarchak). She is suffering from severe joint pain in her legs and has not received sufficient medical treatment.
She has devoted her life to the pursuit of truth, knowledge and ancient wisdom in the hope of spreading love and goodwill to all those around her.
• Conspiracy against the Islamic Regime
This charge is false. Marjan’s work was not politically influenced or affiliated with government or Islamic beliefs.
• Being a member of Eckenkar
This charge is false. Marjan has translated some of their publications roughly 20 years ago. These includes “Talons of Time”, “The Seeker”, and “The Spiritual Exercises of ECK”. Marjan has never been a member of the Eckenkar community.
• Spreading corruption on earth
This charge is false. The meaning of this charge is so broad, it could encompass anything. Marjan has dedicated her life and research to spread love amongst people, not corruption.
• Having a love affair
This charge is false. There has been no evidence presented for this charge and thus Marjan cannot be found guilty.
- Arrested at her father’s home in Mehr Shahr in Karaj, west of Tehran.
- Held in solitary confinement in Evin Prison’s Ward 209 for three months which is controlled by the Intelligence Ministry.
- No access to a lawyer or any kind of legal consultancy.
- Eventually transferred to the Women’s Ward.
March & October 2016:
- Interrogation and hearings session held in Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court.
- Presided over by Judge Salvati.
- Transferred to the women’s prison in Rey.(Qarchak)
12th March 2017:
- Sentenced to death by the 15th branch of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran.
- Presided over by Judge Salvati.
What needs to be done:
We call upon Amnesty International to do all it can to refute this false verdict and stop the execution of Marjan Davari who is innocent of all charges.
Marjan is an intelligent, valuable and significant part of our community. The charges are false. The verdict is unfounded and wrong. This is not how our country should meet its obligations to its citizens. These false accusations go against our obligations as citizens of the world. This is the 21st Century, innocent people should not be executed.
Now her life is in grave peril and she needs our help.
We demand freedom for Marjan!
Please help us stop her execution and bring Marjan home by signing the petition.
This kind of atrocity is far too common in Iran. By signing the petition we will give hope to Marjan and all innocent people who are suffering the same injustice.
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